Dallas, Texas

A cosmopolitan experience awaits in this modern city deep in the heart of Texas. The Dallas Museum of Art boasts collections from all parts of the world, with pieces ranging in age from the third millennium B.C. to the present. In addition to permanent and temporary exhibits, the Dallas Museum of Art also houses an art conservation studio that allows visitors to see how art is preserved.

An entirely different kind of museum, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum houses artifacts, photos and papers pertinent to Bush’s two terms in the White House. Permanent exhibits are devoted to key policies enacted and events that occurred while Bush was president. Located on the campus of Southern Methodist University, the facility also hosts temporary exhibits as well as a presidential records research center.

The Sixth Floor Museum archives the assassination – as well as the life and legacy – of President John F. Kennedy. Located in the former Texas School Book Depository, the museum houses both a permanent exhibit of film, photos and artifacts of Kennedy’s life and death as well as temporary exhibits. Audio guides walk visitors through this museum dedicated to that somber day in America’s history.

Be sure to watch the Texas Rangers take the field at Global Life Park. The Rangers host two home stands during June.

Take a break from the museums, sports and sightseeing by stopping into Highland Park Village to shop and dine at some of Dallas’ chicest locales. Stop by Carolina Herrera, Alexander McQueen and Christian Louboutin before heading to Bistro 31 for Mediterranean-inspired fare or to Mi Cocina for Tex-Mex faves.